When you step across the threshold of the Chateau Guiot, you will enter a world of extraordinary grace, elegance, and style. This lovely 17th-century chateau blends sumptuous Old World atmosphere with all modern comforts and conveniences. It is set on 12 acres of parklike grounds just outside the village of Puyricard. Perfect for a dream vacation, the chateau is also ideal for special events. The property includes a private chapel large enough for weddings or concerts. The chateau is only 4 mile north of Aix-en-Provence, so during your stay, you can enjoy day trips to the south. You can also plan excursions north as far as Avignon, Arles, and St-Remy and the Luberon Valley. Nearby activities include golf, bicycling, country walks, visits to chateaux and vineyards, and, of course, enjoying the superb restaurants in and around Aix.
THE PROPERTY: From the outside, the chateau presents an elegant, classically symmetrical appearance, with immaculately maintained formal gardens, terraces, and reflecting fountains. On the grounds, there is an unusual and romantic feature: the ruins of a 17th-century archbishop's palace, which forms a picturesque backdrop to the large, heated swimming pool. A tennis court lies just beyond.
Breathtaking entrance hall with direct access to front and rear terraces. Warm and inviting drawing room with a wonderful welcome feel, adorned with comfortable seating and elegant furniture, piano, marble open fireplace. Dining room with original hand painted walls. Direct access to terrace. Card room. Wood panelled library. Fitted (small) kitchen. Guest WC.
Lift to basement and first floor.
Many rooms have original terracotta floors and Persian style rugs.
First floor: (6 bedrooms,3 bathrooms, 3 showerooms)
Double bedroom,ensuite bathroom,WC, overlooks front garden.
Double bedroom, ensuite shower room (No WC), overlooks front garden.
Double bedroom, ensuite bathroom, separate shower, WC, overlooks garden and side terrace.
Double bedroom, ensuite bathroom, WC, overlooks rear terrace.
Double bedroom, ensuite shower room. (No WC), overlooks rear terrace.
Twin bedroom (0.90m beds), ensuite shower room, WC, overlooks side and rear terrace.
Second floor: (5 bedrooms, 1 shower room, 1 bathroom).
Twin bedroom, low-beamed ceilings, verlooks front garden.
Twin bedroom, children’s captains beds, overlooks front garden.
Double bedroom, overlooks front garden.
Double bedroom, overlooks rear terrace. Interconnecting door to:
Twin bedroom, overlooks rear terrace.
Shower room, WC.
Large recreation room (TV, video library), Billiard table, running and step machine, cards table. Low beams.
Cellar: Converted into a function room: original arched ceilings, exposed stone walls, bar, dance floor, ideal room for parties.
Luxurious chateau, exquisitely furnished, with full staff, just 4 miles from Aix-en-Provence, on a parklike estate with formal gardens, chapel, pool, tennis court. Perfect for weddings, parties, or an unforgettable and romatic vacation.
A full staff of housekeeper/cook, maid, caretaker and gardener look after the property. Due to the value of the interior furnishings, the owner prefers no young children unless under the close supervision of a nanny.
Sleeps up to
typical pricing (per week)
September 26, 2009
October 4, 2009
Pricing for all other times of year on request. Prices are subject to change; call us to confirm current pricing.